Illustration for article titled Blimp of the Future to be Blanketed with Video Advertising

Those slow-moving, football-shaped blimps of today could be getting a high-tech makeover if designer Tom Shannon has his way. Shannon has just received a patent on a new type of airship called the Air Genie, a spherical blimp whose surface would be covered with 61.5 million LEDs turning the airship into a floating video billboard. The Air Genie's surface would also house 30 video cameras, giving it the ability to record and project its surroundings (in a cool camouflage kinda way). No word on how soon we could see them, though I doubt they'd be hard to miss.

Air Genie [via Gadget Lab]


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